Daily Quote: March 24, 2021

Have nothing in your house
that you do not know to be useful,
or believe to be beautiful.

~ William Morris (English – Designer / March 24, 1834 – October 3, 1896)

Holidays and Celebrations:


Porte Musings:

Wow, the time change is really setting me back. Sleeping in and no energy to get things done.

Spring cleaning is about to commence. The windows need to be done so I can see past all the dust and grime that accumulated over the winter.

Today is the day to remember as the International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims. A lot of words to say we need to right some major wrongs world wide.

In what we are hoping are the last days of the COVID-19 Pandemic, we need to pause and remember World Tuberculosis Day. So glad that a cure for Tuberculosis was found. Streptomycin is one of the antibiotics that helped rid the world of TB.

In a world full of inequities, it’s sad to think that many countries still don’t have Equal Pay For Equal Work laws. So today we remember All Women’s Equal Pay Day and National Pay Inequality Awareness Day or Equal Pay Day. To me it only makes sense that if 2 people are doing the same job they should receive the same pay.

Daily Quote: March 24, 2020

It’s hard to leave behind scenes and characters I am in love with.
~ John Harrison (English – Inventor March 24, 1693 – March 24, 1776)


World Tuberculosis Day


Day 6 of self isolation after returning home from Texas.  Yesterday Prime Minister Trudeau continued his daily updates from his front porch.  COVID-19 is spreading too rapidly in Canada.  Some people are just not taking the Coronavirus threat seriously and aren’t self isolating.  Measures may need to be introduced to enforce self isolation.  The Canadian Olympic Teams made a public statement that they won’t be participating in the 2020 Olympics.  At the same time people are playing team sports in public areas and just not understanding the importance of self isolating.

Diseases from the past act as reminders as to how vulnerable people really are.  Tuberculosis lead to many deaths and hospitalizations until the correct medicine was found for treatment.  It can lay dormant for many years and then strike again, and is still killing millions.

Meanwhile, spring is quietly marching in.  The trees are starting to blush and the birds are starting to return home.  Will our lives ever return to normal?